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Each month our Asset Management & Investment Funds team write a ‘Legal & Regulatory Update’. Welcome to the July issue. The topics covered in this months edition include: AIFM fined €443,000 by the Central Bank as a result of regulatory breaches of Client Assets, AML/CFT and Fitness & Probity Rules Corporate Governance Code for Investment […]

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A&O scoops former Freshfields China chief

Allen & Overy has poached magic circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former China practice head for its Beijing office. Thomas Jones, a US and Hong Kong-qualified corporate M&A lawyer, had headed Freshfields’ China antitrust, trade and competition practice in Beijing before joining A&O. A&O’s Asian head Brian Harrison said: “The appointment is a testament to […]

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